Anishinabek Archive

PPF names Karen Restoule as its 2018 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow

OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2018 – The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that our 2018 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow is Karen Restoule, who will focus her research on nation-to-nation relationships and reconciling treaty relationships. “Karen is an advocate and connector within an emerging generation of

Lajeunesse heads stateside

By Sam Laskaris ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA – As it turns out Troy Lajeunesse will not be completing his junior hockey career close to home. Or even in Canada for that matter. Lajeunesse, a 20-year-old forward from the Dokis First Nation, had spent his first three Ontario Hockey League

Michipicoten artist’s latest installation in New Mexico

By Rick Garrick NEW MEXICO – Michipicoten artist Rolande Souliere kicked off the New Year with the installation of three large-scale wall paintings at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “My practice is primarily installation and for these wall works

Terminology: What we call ourselves, matters

By Laura Barrios SAULT STE. MARIE, ON—Earlier this fall, the Governance Working Group met in Sault Ste. Marie, to discuss the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement. Amidst the discussions, some powerful sentiments and opinions were expressed by many participants regarding terminology that’s used in day-to-day dialogue that at

Payette now playing with Bracebridge Pioneers

By Sam Laskaris BRACEBRIDGE – Mitchal Payette is making a rather substantial commitment in order to play his final season of junior hockey eligibility. The 20-year-old defenceman, who is from the M’Chigeeng First Nation, had spent the past two seasons with the Espanola Express, members of the

Anishinabek Nation Citizenship Commissioner Jeanette Corbiere Lavell to receive Order of Canada

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing First Nation) January 2, 2018 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief says that Jeanette Corbiere Lavell (Keewednanung), who is the Anishinabek Nation’s Citizenship Commissioner, is most deserving to become a member of the Order of Canada. “I am so pleased that such

Kaboni heads to California

By Sam Laskaris CHATSWORTH, CALIFORNIA – Though he only started playing lacrosse a few years ago, Clinton Kaboni has quickly made a name for himself in the sport. In fact, the 15-year-old is now moving away from home in order to pursue his passion for the sport

Kitchikake wins James Bartleman Youth Creative Writing Award

By Kathleen Imbert Kendra Walk Softly Kitchikake, nine years old, from Wikwemikong was among the five recipients for the James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Awards that recognizes up to six Indigenous students for their creative writing talent. She and five other indigenous youth received their award

A tribute to Gazh Gad Nang – Mid-Day Star – George Charles: Caring catalyst for inclusiveness and reconciliation

Submitted by Yvonne Germaine Dufault This 2017 reconciliation reflection arrives on time for Christmas in the spirit of “Peace to all”, in memory of Elder Gahz Gad Nang [Mid-Day Star] who died on Dec 23, 2003, exactly fourteen years ago, only two months after he was publicly

Odjig hopeful to play hockey at the post-secondary level next year

By Sam Laskaris RAYSIDE-BALFOUR – Despite an early setback, Ronson Odjig is hoping he can still have a memorable season in this, his final year of junior hockey eligibility. Odjig, a 20-year-old defenceman from the Wikwemikong Territory, is a member of the Rayside-Balfour Canadians, a Junior A

Chapman’s Gas Bar Christmas Craft Sale ‘booming’

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION—A variety of historical necklaces created by Wiikwemkoong’s Teresa Trudeau were among the arts and crafts on sale at Chapman’s Gas Bar Christmas Craft Sale in Fort William. “These are historical corn necklaces, and this one here with the leather included

Bill C-61 receives Royal Assent

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE, Nipissing First Nation (December 15, 2017)—On behalf of the Anishinabek Nation, Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee would like to extend congratulations to the 23 Participating First Nations and the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) on the Royal Assent of Bill C-61, the Anishinabek Nation

Youth Job Fair draws over 300 students

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION—The Fort William First Nation Youth Job Fair was a success with about 300 students in attendance from the community and across Thunder Bay. “It’s important for our youth — we are trying to motivate them to get their education,” says

Historian reminds us why many First Nations people fought in World War I

By Colin Graf      AAMJIWNAANG – The  story of why at least 4,000 First Nations people fought in World War 1 for a country that would not grant them citizenship, would not let them vote, and would only let them leave reserves with permission from Indian Agents, is

Little NHL alters format for Tyke category

By Sam Laskaris MISSISSAUGA – A few notable changes have been adopted for Ontario’s largest First Nations youth hockey tournament. The 47th annual Little Native Hockey League tourney will be staged Mar. 11-15 in Mississauga. The Moose Cree First Nation, which also hosted the 2017 edition of